Department of Energy Oversight: Office of Fossil Energy, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, May 11, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the May 11, 2016 hearing on "Department of Energy Oversight: Office of Fossil Energy," held before the Subcommittee on Energy of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Randy Weber: "Today, we will hear from the Department on the research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities in the Office of Fossil Energy, and the impact DOE [Department of Energy]'s fossil energy programs have on the energy market and the U.S. economy. Fossil fuels are America's dominant energy source, and provide over 80 percent of energy around the world. The International Energy Agency estimates that even if the aggressive regulations required to meet the Paris Climate Agreement are implemented, fossil fuels will still account for over 40 percent of global energy use in the year 2050. With those statistics in mind, DOE should prioritize the type of early stage research in fossil energy that will lead to next generation technology to access our natural resources, move fossil fuels safely to consumers, and then use those fuels more efficiently in our cars and in our power plants."' Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher A. Smith.

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